Uber Self-Driving Crash in Tempe, Arizona Is a Reminder of Human Terrible-ness | WIRED

A self-driving Uber car was involved in a high-speed crash in Tempe, Arizona yesterday. No one was seriously injured, and the Volvo XC90 SUV, which was driving itself at the time, had the right of way and bears no blame, according to police.

“We are continuing to look into this incident and can confirm we had no backseat passengers in the vehicle,” says Uber spokesperson Chelsea Kohler.

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Facebook Isn’t the Only One Working on Artificial Intelligence for Suicide Prevention | WIRED

For years, Facebook has been investing in artificial intelligence fields like machine learning and deep neural nets to build its core business—selling you things better than anyone else in the world. But earlier this month, the company began turning some of those AI tools to a more noble goal.

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